Montana Outdoors

September 18, 2012

Cougar Peak Lookout ~ Views

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

Southeast

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

South

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

Southwest

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

West: the tall peak about in the center is Seven Point Mountain; I hiked to it on August 30.

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

East, looking into the Cube Iron – Silcox Roadless area

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

North: the tall peak with the big rock slides is Graves Peak which was my destination on that day on USFS trail 541.

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September 17, 2012

Cougar Peak Lookout

About three weeks ago I visited Cougar Peak and the Cougar Peak lookout on the way to a trail head that leads beyond it. The lookout cabin there has recently been restored and is part of the Forest Service Lookout rental program I understand. Although there is a good single track road up to the peak, the lookout sits right at the edge of the Cataract Roadless area about 22 miles northwest of Thompson Falls, Montana in the Lolo National Forest at an elevation of 6694 feet and has nice views of the Clark Fork River valley and the surrounding Lolo National Forest.

The current lookout cabin is an L4 model, built in 1952 to replace an older one from the 1930’s. It is in very nice shape now and I’m glad it has been restored to provide an insight into what those old L4’s were like.

Cougar Peak Lookout

Cougar Peak Lookout

Cougar Peak Lookout

Cougar Peak Lookout

Cougar Peak Lookout

Cougar Peak Lookout

Cougar Peak Lookout

Restroom with a view!

Cougar Peak Lookout road

September 1, 2012

Hello there!

Filed under: Elk — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:03 pm

Bull elk

Bull elk

Photos taken at about four miles into the Cataract roadless area.

August 26, 2012

Cataract

Filed under: Cataract roadless area — Tags: — montucky @ 10:57 pm

Cataract

(Photo taken on 8-24-2012 from USFS trail 541 between Cougar Peak and Graves Peak in the Cataract roadless area)

August 8, 2011

Trail 528

Filed under: Cataract roadless area, Hiking — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:14 pm

Trail 528

USFS trail 528 as it passes just below Vermilion Peak

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